Morris Louis

1912–1962

Morris Louis, 'Alpha-Phi' 1961
Alpha-Phi 1961
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Biography

Morris Louis Bernstein (November 28, 1912 – September 7, 1962), known professionally as Morris Louis, was an American painter. During the 1950s he became one of the earliest exponents of Color Field painting. While living in Washington, D.C., Louis, along with Kenneth Noland and other Washington painters, formed an art movement that is known today as the Washington Color School.

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Mapping the Field: Lawrence Alloway’s Art Criticism-as-Information

Lawrence Alloway claimed that the art critic should avoid explicit value judgements and instead provide information. This paper historicises Alloway ...